• Legendary Rock Interviews: Q & A with Stolen Babies’ Rani Sharone

    By John Parks Stolen Babies have been making noise on the underground experimental rock scene for a while now, releasing great albums and playing some of the most talked-about live shows on the touring circuit. Consisting of...

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  • Snow sculpting artist applications due Oct. 7, Nov. 4

    Online Staff Report Rockford Park District has issued a call to artists interested in participating in the 28th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition scheduled for Jan. 15-18, 2014, at Sinnissippi Park, 1401 N. Second St., Rockford. As...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Cider N’ Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 5-6

    Staff Report The 39th Annual Edgebrook Cider N’ Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Edgebrook shopping center,...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Home Builders Association builds ramp for RAMP consumer

    Online Staff Report The Home Builders Association of the Greater Rockford Area, in partnership with RAMP, donated its time and materials Saturday, Sept. 21, to build a ramp for a woman who was unable to get out...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • George Marshbanks joins Army Recruiting Center

    Staff Sgt. George Marshbanks has joined the recruiting team at the United States Army Rockford Recruiting Center. Marshbanks will serve the Rockford community and surrounding area as the assistant center commander at the Rockford Center, 621 Highgrove...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • NSA officials used surveillance programs to spy on lovers, spouses

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor At least 12 instances of “intentional misuse” of secret surveillance programs by employees of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have been uncovered by a recent investigation by NSA Inspector General...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Robinson, Crusaders rebound, ready to move forward

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Rockford Lutheran felt like they let one slip away. The Crusaders had a lead against Winnebago in the second half, only to see turnovers make the lead turn into a deficit...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Stylist participates in Pink Hair For Hope

    Stylist and certified SHE by SO.CAP.USA extensionist Rachel Williams of RAGS Hair Studio, 6957 Olde Creek Road, Rockford, is offering pink hair extensions to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Williams is a participating...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Burpee Museum presents René van Rems at fall fund-raiser Oct. 5-6

    Online Staff Report For the first time in many years, René van Rems will return to the Midwest as the guest of honor at Burpee Museum of Natural History’s fall fund-raiser. Originally from Amsterdam, Holland, René van...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Byron Dragway’s World Power Wheel Standing Championships Oct. 5-6

    Online Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — High-powered race cars and fans from throughout the U.S. and Canada will gather at Byron Dragway Oct. 5-6 for the 19th annual World Power Wheel Standing Championships. The competitors, including several...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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